El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 187, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 1, 1900 Page: 2 of 8
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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 1 1900.
THE DAILY HERALD
Published Every Evenlno Except
EL PASO TEXAS.
An Independent Republican
Rlgia Enforcement of Existing Laws
In the FirBt Step Toward Mu-
H. D. Slater Editor and
Henry L.Capell Business Manager
Entered at the postofflce at El Paso. Texas
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REPUBLICAN: NATIONAL TICKET
THE SIERRA MADRE COUNTRY.
Major Davis who has just returned
from the Sierra Madre couotry says
that the mining men down that way
evince the liveliest kind of interest In
the El Paeo mineral exhibit even
greater in many cases than that shown
by the people in the mining districts
that he ha9 visited north of the line.
He says that the people of El Pas
have no idea of the immensity of the
mineral territory tributary to the Sier-
ra Madre llBe and that country is one
of the moet promising in the Great
It is a fact not to be overlooked that
the country along the Sierra Madre
line ia as truly tributary to El Paso as
any part of the Great Southwest. Even
the fact that it ia in Mexico does not
make it any the less our market. The
fact that the district is in a foreign coun
try does not caneero us El Pasoans in
the least. It is impossible to adduoo
any reasonable argument to prove that
the Sierra Madre line is not as Impor-
tant to the prosperity of El Paso as any
other line. It is one spoke of the great
wheel a necessary stone In El Paso's
It has been hard to bring some El
Pasoans to a realization of the great
opportunities that await vigorous devel-
opment of the Sierra Madre country.
S)me strange apathy has possessed
many of our merchants who spend
money to build up a trade io the midst
of hot competition in Arizona or New
Mexico when a much em&ller expendi-
ture would establish a paying trade in
the Sierra Madre country. Some
merchants excuse this by sayiog that
they cannot do much in a foreign coun-
try but really doing business In Mexi-
co is not half so bad as it is painted.
El Paso has the Sierra Madre coun-
try all to herself if she but grasps
the opportunity now. There is not at
present a single competitor for this
trade yet El Paw lets the country
the east acd north or hasten to
manufacture the simple necessities
instead of making a determined effort
to build up the ccuntry and capture
the markets for good and all.
It Is not enough to send a traveling
man or two down there to drum up
trade. That will help but the work
must be more determined and more
systematic than that. El Paso ought
to realize that to build ud the Sierra
Madre country is just as important to
El Paeo as the development of any
other region in our great circle of io
fluence. We ought to pay the same
attention to advert'stng abroad the
advantages of that country as we do to
any other region. We ought to consi
der the Sierra Madre company a home
concern i let as much as the other
roads and we ought to be just as care
f ul to avoid running down the Sierra
Madre country as we are about our
One thing is that El Paso is not ac
quainted with the Sierra Madiu
Most of our people have not the slight
est idea of the enormous resources of
that country in mines timber cattle
and agricultural products. It is one
of the great storehouses of the world
that has been scarcely sampled as yet
and to El Paso will certainly come the
profit If our people bestir themselves
get on familiar terms with the Sierra
Madre and its people and help to
build down there a rich and flourishing
group of settlements. It is our market
forever if we go for it now and see
that we always keep ahead of possible
THE PURPOSE OF THE MINING
It is to be hoped that the miners in
the camps included in the scope of El
Pico's mineral exhibit will realize
fuUy the character of the exhibit. It is
not. to be a collection of pretty spec!
mens of remarkable or unusual min
erals. It is primarily for the purpose
of giving to the experienced mining
man who visits the exhibit a clear
idea of exactly what each mineral dis
trict tributary to El Paso has to recom
Fair samples of the ordinary ore of
regular production are what are
wanted not a lot of picked specimens
of marvelous beauty or richness
calculated to deceive and give false
impreseions. It Is folly to suppose that
any investor is going to bite at a
proposition based on an obviously
overrated mine or prospect. It does
not take much of a miner to tell a pick
ed specimen from a specimen of the
ordinary mine run. And the worst
thing that can happen to any mining
district is to have the idea get hold
that its treatment of capitalists Is not
El Paso is spending money and mak
ing great efforts to get up a represent
ative exhibit of the mines of the south
west. If all the camps will join with
her in making the collection a truly re
presentative one and not merely a
group of pretty rocks to attract the
momentary gaze of the curious the re-
sult will be the certain gain in popula-
tion of the country to a degree not
' Calamity howlers decadents de-
generates and yellow newspapers to
the contrary notwithstanding the
world is getting better. Crime is on the
deoreaseand charity on the Increase
and every year the old earth rolls
round to better things. In connection
with this the report of United States
District Attorney Atwell is significant.
His report of the year's crime in the
north district of Texas figures out to
show a peroeptible decrease in crime.
It conoludes with these words: It will
also be noted that while a great many
cases have been disposed of a fewer
number had been filed--crlme of all
sorts Is on the decrease.
The Monadnock one of Chicago's
big office buildings is seventeen
stories high and shelters six thousand
people. The government has estab
lished a branch postoffice there.
There are sixteen deliveries and
twenty collections of mall every day
and something like twenty five thou-
sand pieces of mall are handled every
day in the postoffice. The population
and postoffice buslcess are both larger
than those of many boastful towns
and yet It is merely one bu.idingia a
A MAN in AblUne Kaoe&tt who ex
pressed sentiments reflecting on the
20th Kansas soldiers and who wished
bad fortune to tbe soldiers now in the
Philippines had to eat bis mouthlngs
very promptly and publicly. Members
of the 20 vh sought him out. took him
to the main Btreet of the town ordered
him to get up on a sulky plow and take
off his hat and apologize to the 20th
Kaocas and to the United States army.
It does not profit a man to run down
his own country or its soldiers.
The prospects are for tbe liveliest
winter io El Paso that the town ever
sw. The only thing necessary is to
keep a hand on the brake and not let
p -osperlty run away with gcod judg
The democrats are commencing ac-
tive work tn Chicago already. They
bad not intended to begin work quite
ut eomebodv accidental)
discovered that the republicans
actually intended to make an effort to
get Illinois on their fide and tbe de-
mocrats decided that tbey would open
the barrel a week or two sooner than
Jones had planned.
The parers of the whole country
contain accounts of street fairs and
carnivals now in progress. El Paso is
not ready yet to undertake a public en
tertainment of this sort but this winter
the whole North American continent
ought to know that El Paso is going to
have a ten thousand dollar carnival.
Dry In New Mexico.
H S Cburob the mining engineer
has returned from New Mexloo waere
be has been the past tsn days in the
mining distriots of Socorro and Valen-
cia counties on business. Ee says It is
very dry where be has been there be-
ing no rain of any consequence while
he was there.
Socorro County Gypsum.
Samples of the gypsum which has
recently been found in large quantities
In Socorro oounty. New Mexico were
taken to Denver and assayed the re-
sult snowing that they were rich in
sulpburtc acid. A wealthy mining
man from California had his attention
called to tbe fact and be has interested
California capital in toe deposits aou
now the machinery to work them has
been ordered and is expected to be
placed in woralng order in a few
Mother Of Pearl In New Mexico.
A sensational find is reported to have
occurred near Galisteo New Mexico.
It is a large body of mother ofpeatl
and samples that are claimed to have
been taken from the place have been
shown. The samples glisten in tbe
sunlight like richly colored opals. The
rock in which it is encased is black
hard aad full of curiously shaped 6bells
that have turned to lime. The dis-
coverer ha-3 filed a location on the
ground from which ths samples were
Gold Bearing Gravel.
It Is predicted that a thousand
stamps will be in operation in the
Cuchillo canon at the foot of the San-
dla mountains in New Mexloo in iess
than three years. The cement beds of
that district are said to be p-actlcally
inexhaustible tbere being thousands
of acres of this auriferous gravel that
will average fourteen fret in thickness
and run better than 82 oU per ton in
free gold. Tbere is plenty of fuel on
the ground and artesian wells have
been bored. It has been demonstrated
that tbere is an abundant supply of
water for all purposes as it has bean
flowlne out of tbe wells tbere for tbe
past six months.
Wonderful Turquoise Discoveries.
A correspondent to tbe Las Vegas
Optlo from Cerril'os tela of a rich strike
of. turquoise made by tbe Amerloan
Turquoise Company about which be
makes the broad assertion "tbe rich-
est strike that has ever been made in
the history of the world for large sized
gems purity of texture and beautiful
tint of color." He says many of thecu
will easily polish the size of a hen's
erg which is "tee largest ever
found in the world." He says
that the largest besides these belong
to the crown jewels of Spain and tbey
came from these same mines about
200 years ago. Tbe turquoise that
has been taken from the Cerrlllos
district has been greater in quantity
and better in quality than from all the
other mines of tbe world combined.
Persia produced the supply of the
world until tbe deposits of New Mexico
were discovered but the Persian
mines have been exhausted .
M'ning In Grant County.
The Albuquerque Journal -Demoorat
says that the mining Industry in Grant
county has received a decided stimulus
by tbe visit of Major Davis represent-
ing the El Paso chamber of commerce
to that county . However the miners
of that oounty are a little backward in
furnishing specimens for the exhibit.
It Bays that tbey could have the finest
exhibit in the entire lot If tbey would
take the trouble to collect tbe spec-
imens; that with beautiful copper speci-
mens from tbe Santa Rita mines the
like cf which have never been discover
ed in tbe territory and which are OS
per cent pure with wire gold from tbe
famous Gillette and gold nuggets as
large as pigeon eggs from tbe placers
near Pinos Altos wire silver from tbe
Texas at Central and azure blue tur-
quoise from Porterfield'a mines near
Silver City the display would be as at-
tractive and unique as it would be var-
ied. Mining Business Active.
B. F. Hedges who 1b here with his
family on his way to his home in Terre
Haute Ind. from Mapimi Durango.
Mexico made a tour to Mexico during
June and visited several of the largest
olties of the republic. He says tbe
activity in the mining business where-
ever he went is wonderful there Is no
end to it.
In the Hornlos district thirty-five
miles from Mapimi there is a smelter
In the center of a wonderful oopper
producing district. It is a three-stack
smelter and is kept busy handling the
copper taken outof the mine surround
ing it.handline oopper exclusively- Pro
specting is being done all around this
smelter and new strikes of big-paying
oopper ore are often made. At Torreon
he founa the people expecting two big
smelters to be located there In the near
future. He says one at least is almost
sure to be erected there soon. Torreon
is a treat business place. It is tbo dis.
trlbutlnc point for all kinds of provi-
sions for the surrounding country.
1 he Penoles company for which he
superintended a smelter is a wealthy
company and owns all the mines
around Mapimi. They are all lead
mines and tbe emelte' a ten-stack one
handles only the ore from these mines
the output from them being sufficient
to keep It busy.
Mr. btedces and familv ns(k to
leave tonight for home. He Fays they
are anxious to see tbe Hoosler state
again but would not be surprised if be
rhould return to the southwest for he
has no dislike for this country.
A False Report Corrected.
The report has been spread in El
Paso that tbe American consul W W
Mills at Chihoahua bad been dealing
out unfair treatment to miners in that
country. Especially one story has
been told and retold and enlarged with
each telling to tbe effect that he bad
prompted tbe Mexican officials to place
a man in jail bo that he could get pos-
session ot bis mining properties.
Mr. Pluokett the old mining man
from Denver who was here yesterday
on bis way home from a prospecting
tour in Mexico says he heard tbe story
so much that he went to tbe trouble
to investigate it and ascertained tbe
A man named W. S. Gregory went
to tbe consul and told him tbat years
ago he discovered and worked some in-
credibly valuable placers near Chi-
huahua; that he bad told Ex-Gov.
Henry J. Gags of California W. S.
Maxwell and a Mr. Gilbert of Los
Angeles about them and they bad
come with bim to work them but that
these men had treated him very badly
and be wanted tbe consul to help him
out of his trouble. Mr. Mills saw the
men and settled the matter satisfacto-
rily to all. and it was' mutually
airbed that the consul would furnish
tbe money to rediscover the placers
denounce them and he should receive a
small interest in return. After the
four mpn tr at had become interested
in tbe alleged placers bad each expend-
ed a larse sum of money and Mr. Gil-
bert bad lost his life in search of them
it was cfound tbat no such plaoers
Mr. Plunkett says that an American
oomparjy has purchased a tract of land
ten by twenty milts aod covered with
fine timber between ColonlaCbuichupa
and Colonla Grc!a acd will put some
large saw mills tbereon and so to con-
vrtin?the forests into lumber. Mr.
PlunWettsays be has been through tbe
forest of Florida Arkansas ana
other states but be has never se n
any to equal these. The Mormons are
converting the country there into ore
of the finest farming countries he ever
saw they have a thousand aore conces-
sion fenced in and planted in crops
thet bid fair to yield big profits and
tbey also have plenty of water and
He says that he would advise pros-
pectors not to enter the wild unin-
habited portions of that country alone
nor to attempt to make their way
through the mountains without a
guide unless familiar with tbem. In
many places the trail is only marked
by piles of rocks or blazed trees and
travelers sometimes famish with water
in easy reach but tbey do not know it
while a guide familiar with tbe moun
The new telephone company is offer
ing to render up-to-date telephone ser-
vice at about ooe-half the former ra.es
of the old telephone company.
One Minute Cough Cure is tbe only
harmless remedy that produce imme-
diate results. Try it. Fred Sohaefer
IPE ARE NOW.
We aie still selling
high grade Patent Flour
50 lbs. $1.-
25 lbs. 50c.
All mills and merchants
have advanced the price
of Flour but we will
continue to sell at the
same old priice until
4 cans Tomatoes -4
cans Peas - - -4
cans String: Beans -
Our Celebrated XXXX
Coffee 2 packages -
3 lb bbl. Ginger Snaps
near Sac Antonio St.
JOSHUA 8. RAYNOLUH President. M. W. FLODRNOY Vice President
ULYSSES 8 STEWART Cashier. JO. V WILLIAMS Ac sr. Casbier.
FIRST NATIONAL BAFR
DEI Paso Texas.
Capital and Sir;pruis $150 OOO
O. R. MOREHtAD Preaieertti
J.O. LAOKLAND Oa
STATE NATIONAL BANE
Established April 1881.
A legitimate banking business transacted In all its branches Exchange o
All the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mei
Li. M. Openheimer President. T. M. WiNGO Cashier.
H. L. Newman Vice President. Wm. H. Webb Assistant Cashier
J. G. Lowdok Second Vice-President.
The LowdofNational Bank
Capital Paid m $100 000.
Safety Deposit Boxes for rent. Mexican Money and Exchang
bought and sold. 7 elegraphic transfers ta all points in Mexico
B. LB81N8KY. A. SOLOMON B. P. MIOHELSON. o. J. PKEUDENTB A L
President. Vice resident. Secretary. General Uanaia
! h. LESINSKY CO..
and JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS.
carry a complete line rst Staple and Fancy Groceries and guarantee alJ our gou Ira
ciw. We solicit tbe trad of dealers only and Rive especial attention to mall orrter
On and After August l6t
THE RALSTON GROCERY
Will Occupy the Store Room
No. 211 Texas Street
Where we will be pleased to fee our oli customers and solicit the pat-
ronage of new as well. Come and see our new place.
"W IMI. FORD Propr.
Next door to Chas Rokabr; Phone 463
I WRITE Fire Insurance In strong agency companies only and give
especial attention to correct policy forms and adjustment of losses.
Fair rates and good treatment. I solicit a share of your business
311 Oregon Street
t FALL AND WINTER CLOTHES...?
an You must have In order
to look well.
If you want a strictly up-to-date suit you will find It greatly to your
advantage if you will just drop Into John Brunner's and leave your or-
der for one of his good fltti-ag suits. He oarries the finest line of suit-
ings in -the southwest. Prices reasonable. Call and be convinced.
Merchant Tailor - - 104 H Paso t.
J. B. McGXBBQN
309 El Paio 8treet Opera House Block.
STOVSS ST. CLAIR STEEL RANGES CROCKERY LAMPS.
Refrigerators Cheap In Order to Close Out
Emerson & Berrien
T IN" DERT AKERE
324 & 326 El Paso St.
Hearse and Carriages Furnished:
NAGLEY and LYONS I
Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Office Open Day and Night
Now Is The Time.
In the interest of your own welfare.
now is the time to enlighten yourself
as to the best place and to begin
proviaing ior your next summer's com-
fort and pleasure. With this in
view consider the matchless climate
the grandeur of scenery and the
numerous resorts of Colorado.
Drop a postal to W. F. Sterlev. A
G. P. A. or A. A. Gllsson G. A. P. D.
of "The Denver Road." at Fort
Worth. Texas and you will be Drovid-
ed with exhaustive and maenlficentlv
illustrated literature without expense
"OilPM MAGOFFIN vlca-Preie
You Get the Best
Soda at Rogers'. Why? Be-
cause you have there tbe larg-
est choicest list of syrups and
the water is drawn and served
with a Greenland coldness.
Tbroops surround the fountain
in singles couples trio? quar-
tettes and parties to quaff the
fluid that is nectar ambro-U
nnd an elixir for all consumers.
Don't mistake the place Rog-
ims co roatomoe.
Branch at Chihuahua Mexico.
Horace R. Chase
Phones 71. 68 A 196.
El Paso St.-
Telephone 197 J
CHALK & FARRELL
Cloudcroft N. M.
Contractors and Builders
Plans and estimates
on abort notice.
SU UMEK COTTAGES A SPECIALTY
DeWitt's Little Early Ulcers are
famous little pills for liver and bowl
troubles. Never gripe. Fred Schaefer
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